COVID-19

'It's not a consumer demand problem; it's not a poorly run buisness problem - it's just if we shut down a segment of the economy, businesses are going to struggle.' Pic:getty/pavelkant

Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Will the coronavirus crisis crush craft beer?

By Rachel Arthur

A recent survey of US craft brewers suggests that 60% of US craft breweries will close if severe social distancing guidelines aren’t lifted by June. Rabobank talks to the Brewers Association's chief economist to take the pulse of the craft beer business,...

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How is Coca-Cola dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey says that the company is well-versed in surviving crises over the course of its 134 year history: “Every previous crisis – military, economic or pandemic – the Coca-Cola Company has come out stronger”. So how is it dealing...

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Coca-Cola volumes decline 25% globally during coronavirus lockdowns

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company’s worldwide volumes have declined around 25% since the beginning of April, with almost all that decline coming from away-from-home channels. “The ultimate impact of coronavirus on 2020 is unknown at this time,” says the beverage...

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Status spirits: Well set to weather the storm?

By Rachel Arthur

The ‘status spirits’ market – brands that retail for $100 or more – is growing ahead of the total spirits market: representing more than $8bn in global value. And while the long-term impact of COVID-19 on beverage alcohol is yet to be fully known, status...

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...

A G Barr has seen an impact of the 'lock down'

Irn-Bru owner sees ‘significant’ impact of coronavirus

By Michelle Perrett

Soft drinks supplier A G Barr, which has brands including Irn-Bru and Rubicon, has revealed it has seen a “significant impact” in out-of-home consumption following the Government ‘lockdown’ on 23 March.

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